Let's face it,
they are amazing little creatures but
we don't want them living in our attic
and waking us up at 4:30 in the morning,
So what do you do?
Well, first and foremost,
buy a squirrel house on Amazon,
make sure it has at least 2 holes in it,
they need an emergency exit
in case of predators visiting them.
While you're there,
get some unshelled hazel and/or walnuts,
more on that later...
Next up is timing.
I wouldn't do it in the winter, spring or fall,
as winter is hard to adjust to and
spring and fall is mating season.
So, summer time it is.
I would do it early morning, human morning,
not 4:30 squirrel morning 😂
That way they have a whole day to find
and manage their new home.
Take everything they have
and put it in the squirrel box,
find a big old tree near by,
with thick bark for easy climbing,
put it as high as you can.
The house needs to be facing north, to avoid direct sunlight,
you don't want to cook the babies in the summer.
It needs to be at least 3 meters above ground, or 10 feet.
Minimum hole size:
6cm/2,5in to a maximum of 10cm/4in wide.
Do this when the squirrel is away,
as they can be very protective of their dray
and you could get seriously hurt.
Use some single use gloves
and double the layer to avoid putting
your scent too much on their stuff.
Now put some of those unshelled nuts
in their new home, as a formal apology
for disturbing their home 😊
They'll forgive you 😉
Good luck and if you have any questions,
feel free to reach out to me
on any of our social media accounts.